Line Creek Brewing Gnarly Knucklehead
What the brewers say
"Hop forward and Roasty? A balancing act that is a pleasure to drink!"
What our panel thought
"Light toasted graham cracker, damp earth, and hints of licorice in the aroma. Sweet malt with subdued hop character, this beer has a milk chocolate tendency. Lively hops sprout from the dark logs laying inside of this beer. Hop bitterness keeps the beer in check with a lasting drying quality."
What our editors thought
"Charred wood and a touch of smoke overpower the softer forest notes in the aroma, with very faint orange overtones. That turns around in the sip, as the sweet body amplifies the citrus, overpowering the loose spruce bitterness."